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Professional Development (5 cr)

Code: YZZZV200-3011

General information


01.08.2023 - 24.08.2023


28.08.2023 - 31.12.2025

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Face-to-face, 60 % Online learning


School of Business


Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management


  • Murat Akpinar
  • Jason Stevens


  • ZJAYBB23S1
    Avoin AMK, lita, YAMK-polut, International Business Management
  • YBB23S1
    Master of Business Administration, DP in International Business Management
  • 15.02.2024 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3011 (Business Writing in English)
  • 22.02.2024 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3011 (Business Writing in English)
  • 07.03.2024 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3011 (Business Writing in English)
  • 21.03.2024 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3011 (Business Writing in English)


This course aims to develop your proactive development and internationality competences.

You make a personal learning plan to identify your target competences for professional development and pursue their development throughout the studies. You make a portfolio to assess your professional development in your target competences. If you identify any gaps between the targeted and achieved competences, you make the plan to bridge the difference. Finally, you develop your business writing skills in English by participating in the 3 ECTS "business writing in English" part of the course.


Orientation programme to the studies, personal learning plan, identifying target competences for professional development (1 ECTS)
Business writing in English (3 ECTS)
Competence assessment, portfolio (1 ECTS)

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Descriptions of the programme's target competences.
Orientation day materials.
Business writing in English materials.

Teaching methods

Blended model.

Face-to-face learning: Orientation day and tutoring sessions
Virtual learning: Personal learning plan assignment, business writing in English sessions and assignments, portfolio assignment.

Employer connections

You develop your target competencies in line with your own career goals.

Exam schedules

Orientation takes place on the orientation day in the first semester of the first year.
Personal learning plan is made in the first period of the first semester in the first year.
Business writing in English takes place in the second semester of the first year.
Portfolio is prepared in the last semester before graduation.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

You have the right to apply for recognition of your studies if you have prior learning (e.g. university studies completed elsewhere) that can be accredited towards the degree you are currently completing.

The recognition of prior learning is possible in three primary ways: accreditation (replacement or inclusion), recognition of informal learning and studification. More precise info: JAMK Degree Regulations, section 17.

Student workload

Orientation day 8 hours
Tutoring sessions 3 hours
Personal learning plan task 16 hours
Business writing in English 81 hours
Portfolio task 27 hours

Content scheduling

Orientation day on August 21, 2023.
Tutoring sessions are to be individually arranged between the lecturer and students
Business writing in English sessions in spring 2024

Further information

To complete the course successfully, you should pass the below assignments:
- Personal learning plan assignment
- Business writing in English assignments
- Portfolio assignment

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: You participate in the orientation programme and make your personal learning plan. You are aware of your career development needs and competences to develop. You successfully complete tasks related to business writing in English. You are able to develop your target competences throughout the studies and provide evidences of the development in a portfolio.